Up your awesome intake.
Continuing its mission of keeping snowboarding fun, the Capita Defenders of Awesome Wide Snowboard allows all of you big-footed shredders to get a taste of versatile freestyle awesomeness. Rad to ride in the park, but also capable of killing it on the rest of the mountain, the DOA is here to make sure you're having fun every time you strap in.
The Hybrid FK profile combines mellow camber between the inserts for pop, power, and edge hold with flat areas outside the bindings and a tiny bit of rocker just before the tip and tail to give the board a forgiving feel and improved float in powder. Dual carbon rods running vertically down the board increase pop and rebound, and the KEVLAR-bound sidewalls enhance impact-resistance and prevent breaks. The RFC Sustainable Dual core uses sustainably-harvested poplar to create a lightweight and lively feel, with beech inserts running down the center to prevent binding blowouts and increase durability.
Special Blend biax glass provides a smooth, consistent flex, and it's bonded with a new plant-based resin that's less harmful to the environment. Its true twin profile allows unrestricted switch trickery, but don't let that keep you from taking this thing out of the park, because it kills it all over the mountain. It's finished off with a new Wax-Infused Enduro sintered base for increased durability and long-lasting speed.
- An all-mountain board that's fun to ride anywhere
- Hybrid FK profile is more forgiving than traditional camber
- Twin shape slays in the park
- Medium flex for all-terrain versatility
- Carbon rods and KEVLAR sidewalls improve strength and pop
- New plant-based resin is less harmful to the environment
- Enduro base is Capita's fastest yet
- Capita is putting the fun back in snowboarding
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- Q & A
Some Good Wood
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
The new DOA is one hell of an all-mountain board designed to rip everything from the bowls to the park.
After being on an old board for too many seasons to admit, I finally pulled the trigger on the new Capita DOA and am so stoked that I did! The Hybrid profile (mostly camber with some flat to rocker toward the tip and tail) provides a poppy and playful feel while still ripping through that pow pow.
I got out to Mammoth Mountain for opening weekend and although I was a little reluctant to bust out a brand new board for the first days - I am so glad I did.
If you don't know the back story of the Mothership, then hit me up and I'll tell you all about the most sustainable and environmentally conscious snowboard manufacturing facility in the world.
Looking to piece the setup together? I'll recommend a perfect pair of bindings and boots to go along with this board. I can't promise I won't geek out about all the cool aspects on this board...
Looking to tweak the snowboard get up or wanting to talk shop about the 16-17 season - I'll get you dialed in to push your limits and have the best season of your life.